However, it meant the new challenges for both players: for the Andean Community of nations a challenge to go ahead even without Venezuela and for Venezuela a challenge to integrate into MERCOSUR and to make a positive impression on its member states.
At the time of his election as a President, Venezuela had been a member state of the Andean Community of nations together with four other states: Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru.
Venezuela was a unique country in the Andean Community of nations.
On the one side they have formed with Venezuela the Andean Community of nations and thus they have cooperated with Venezuela in all aspects, on the other side they were closer to the USA and they did not like Chavez's policy directed right against the USA.
Our strategic alliance with the Andean Community of Nations has opened the door to exciting new opportunities like this important new capacity agreement with Axesat," said Dolores Martos, SES WORLD SKIES' Vice President of Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The brand new orbital slot is being developed by SES under its long-term agreement with the Andean Community of Nations (CAN).